Definition To act

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to act : to perform
He acted as a consultant on that project.

an act / acting: a gesture; a performance, a pretence, an interpretation of a role
an act of kindness

to act as/like: to perform a function
Luna acted as a mediator between the clowns and the acrobats during the strike of 1987.


  • "Brian : I can be the last act!"
  • "Philip Cheeter's first act upon becoming King was to rename Peacenikland "Cheeterland"."
  • "He was acting strange, different, a little bit queer, I guess you could say."
  • "His second act was to have sex with the former President's wife."
  • "No one was hurt during the revolution but the country did record its first ever act of violence when the former President's bodyguard was slightly pushed."
  • "I must know everything before we act."
  • "So, now, as my first act as King of Cheeterland, please rise to sing your new national anthem."
  • "If you keep acting so irrationally there'll come a point when you step over the line."
  • "General Rainbow Child : The audience hated all my acts, Brian."
  • "whatever it is that you were doin' there, but the thing is, I'm not a fan of these stereotypical Scottish acts."

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